A chance encounter a month or so led to a reunion.
Our friends Martin and Catherine and their daughter Elizabeth were host to a reunion of four couples who have known each other for something like thirty years, but who have moved away in recent times. Catherine and Elizabeth are wonderful cooks and entertainers and they turned on a classic high tea in their lovely new home in Waikanae.
I don’t often do food shots but the various treats were spectacular to look at as well as delicious to eat. I will entertain no criticism at the dietary level and say that I enjoyed everything.
Since we were out that way, we made a diversion to the lagoons at the Waikanae Estuary before we set out for home. There are often birds of interest in the area. Yesterday the variety was small, but I always like the New Zealand Scaup or Papango. The ones here have become accustomed to being fed so they tend to come towards humans rather that scuttling away as they do elsewhere.
In a large tree beside the lagoon, there are many pied shags, and this one seems to be nesting quite a long way.
Time for bed, goodnight all.